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Arabia Steamboat Museum

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The Steamboat Arabia pushes upriver from Kansas City in 1856. This would be her last journey west.
Credit: David Hawley
The Arabia sinks near Kansas City on Sept 5, 1856. All passengers survived. The boat and 200 tons of cargo was lost.
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Arabia's excavation site.
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See for yourself these amazing treasures that was lost when the Arabia sank.
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Saddles, whips, and 4,000 shoes & boots are numbered among the Arabia's massive collection.
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In September 1856, the steamboat Arabia sank near Kansas City with 200 tons of cargo bound for towns in the west. In 1988, the Arabia excavation began, resulting in the astonishing discovery of pre-Civil War artifacts which are now on display. This unique museum has been featured in national television programs, magazines and in numerous newspapers.

Tours are conducted every half hour; last entry at 3:30 p.m.

Closed: Jan. 1, Easter, Thanksgiving and Dec. 24-25.

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400 Grand Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64106

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ADA Fully Compliant
Smoking Policy
Smoking Allowed Outdoors Only
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Historic District
Cost Of Admission
Less Than $10
Discounts Offered
Group Discount
Military Discount
General Interest Info
Gift / Souvenir Shop
Open Year-round
Restaurant On-site
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Advance Contact Requested
Comp Policy Offered
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Reservations Not Required
Suitable For These Age Groups
All Ages
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